Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony teases new band with Bon Jovi guitarist, Aerosmith drummer and “a really, really cool singer”

Michael Anthony says he’s working on a project with Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X and Aerosmtih drummer John Douglas
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Former Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony has revealed he is working on a new project involving Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X, Aerosmith live drummer John Douglas and an as-yet-unnamed vocalist.

Speaking to interviewer Eddie Trunk on the latter’s Trunk Nation show, Anthony offered up a tantalizing tidbit.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.